Definition of pleasurable in English:

pleasurable

adjective

  • Pleasing; enjoyable.

    ‘I arrived in a mood of pleasurable anticipation’
    ‘pleasurable activities’
    • ‘Boating through this stretch was once a pleasurable experience for tourists.’
    • ‘The experience was made even more pleasurable by the weather: the forecasters had predicted wind and rain.’
    • ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and was made all the more pleasurable by the glorious warm sunny weather.’
    • ‘What could be more shameful, or more pleasurable, in California today?’
    • ‘On a raining day, to sit in the bridge pavilion and chat with friends is one of the most pleasurable experiences.’
    • ‘I could not help but compare this brief encounter to an altogether less pleasurable experience earlier this year.’
    • ‘The fact that it was pleasurable, of course, offered the incentive to undertake the activity.’
    • ‘Apparently, for the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke a pleasurable response.’
    • ‘It's much more pleasurable to be the one who swans in and starts the party.’
    • ‘Thailand enjoys one of the world's most pleasurable climates with three distinct seasons.’
    • ‘But I find it's only a pleasurable experience if everyone sticks to the rules.’
    • ‘She tangled her hands in his hair, loving the soft feel of it, reveling in the sheer pleasurable delights she was being swept up in.’
    • ‘The trip is open to all and promises to be a very pleasurable experience.’
    • ‘Because of the uniqueness of each individual, what is pleasurable for one person may not be for another.’
    • ‘We hope your stay among us in this lovely and unspoilt part of North Mayo will be pleasurable.’
    • ‘It was the first of many pleasurable sensations over the next 45 minutes.’
    • ‘Angus, crouching over a keyboard in the corner, waited in pleasurable anticipation for his entry.’
    • ‘Envy is not a pleasurable emotion nor one that human beings will attempt to modulate.’
    • ‘Taking a walk for exercise, or to walk a dog for that matter, is thus no longer a pleasurable activity.’
    • ‘Still, this is certainly one of the most pleasurable new collections I've read this year.’
    pleasant, pleasing, enjoyable, nice, to one's liking, appealing, engaging, satisfying, fine, charming, delightful
    pleasant, enjoyable, delightful, nice, pleasing, agreeable, to one's liking, congenial, gratifying
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Origin

Late 16th century: from pleasure, on the pattern of comfortable.

Pronunciation

pleasurable

/ˈplɛʒ(ə)rəb(ə)l/